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Offline tariqb

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Yesterday all my troubles... bloody came home!
« on: 09 December 2009, 22:31 »
Yesterday was a crap day...

Driving home the engine oil light came on.. ok i thought I pull up & i'll top up the oil and put in about a litre -

Another half mile later on it came again so i pulled into Tesco carpark - went inside and bought 4litres of oil checked the dipstick and saw it was thirsty - no oil at all - so i poured in all 4 litres - Then the tears nearly began - looked underneath the car and saw all of it pouring out - in fact it was haemorraging -I had put in a new sump 2 months ago - i was seriously p*ssed off !!

What I want to know is how can I stop this happening for the third time and what oil should i put in...again..!

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Re: Yesterday all my troubles... bloody came home!
« Reply #1 on: 09 December 2009, 22:46 »
What engine? Whats the problem lowered cracked sump?   :huh:

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Re: Yesterday all my troubles... bloody came home!
« Reply #2 on: 09 December 2009, 22:50 »
Its a AGN 1.8 20V non turbo and yes its a cracked sump :sick: :sick:

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Re: Yesterday all my troubles... bloody came home!
« Reply #3 on: 09 December 2009, 22:51 »

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Re: Yesterday all my troubles... bloody came home!
« Reply #4 on: 09 December 2009, 23:12 »
I have the mobile mechanic coming round in the morning and he's already got a standard sump - there are tons of road humps where i live and i was being extra careful anyway - still it busted - for the future can i get a sump protector/guard or something ? And what oil?

I think VW are complete thieves - making a sump out of Aluminium!!  - the lowest part of the car and making it out of soft metal - complete jokers!


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Re: Yesterday all my troubles... bloody came home!
« Reply #5 on: 09 December 2009, 23:15 »
yeah you can get a metal undertray for about £80  :smiley: and also in last month golf+ there's a company doing shallow sumps  :wink:

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Re: Yesterday all my troubles... bloody came home!
« Reply #6 on: 09 December 2009, 23:22 »
Part number? - and will it work on both turbos and non-turbos?
Also full synthetic or other oil?

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Re: Yesterday all my troubles... bloody came home!
« Reply #7 on: 09 December 2009, 23:27 »
Part number? - and will it work on both turbos and non-turbos?
Also full synthetic or other oil?

its an aftermarket company that make it. i use 5-30w in my turbo but think its in the maintanence section what oil you need  :smiley:

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« Reply #8 on: 09 December 2009, 23:44 »
Do you know the aftermarket companies name?
I found this part number 1JO 018 930c - for the guard which suggests its a vw part

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Re: Yesterday all my troubles... bloody came home!
« Reply #9 on: 10 December 2009, 23:03 »
this may help:

http://uk-mkivs.net/forums/p/315954/2113960.aspx#2113960 - its the same part number you use above plus extras to fit it.